Responding to the recent charges against caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab, Lebanon’s former prime ministers issued a joint statement on Monday evening in which they said that the same action should apply to President Michel Aoun.
Saad Hariri, Najib Mikati, Fouad Siniora, and Tammam Salam argued that the method of summoning Diab was unconstitutional.
This echoed similar remarks made earlier in the day by Amal Movement, a party led by Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri.
In their statement, the premiers said if Judge Fadi Sawan wants to take this process, then it should also apply to Lebanon’s president for the same reasons: “reluctance to prevent the danger before it occurred.”
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